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'''George MacDonald''' (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scotland|Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien,Gary K. Wolfe, "George MacDonald", in E. F. Bleiler|Bleiler, E. F., ed.,''Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror''. New York: Scribner's, 1985. ISBN 0684178087 (pp.239–246). Walter de la Mare,Anne Bentinck, ''Romantic Imagery in the Works of Walter de la Mare'' Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, 2001, ISBN 088946927X (p. 345) E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of ''Phantastes'' one day at...
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Birth placeHuntly, Scotland|Huntly, Aberdeenshire (traditional)|Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death date{{death date and age|1905|9|18|1824|12|10|df=y}}
Death placeAshtead, Surrey, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|United Kingdom
OccupationMinister (Christianity)|Minister, Writer (poet, novelist)
Period19th century
GenreChildren's literature
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